536 Coral Way
Coral Gables, Fl 33134
Performing at Seraphic Fire-First United Methodist Church (Oct 19 - Oct 19)
“‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free.” These powerful words from the Shaker hymn Simple Gifts inspired Aaron Copland to write his most memorable work: Appalachian Spring. With beautiful sincerity, these hymns are a direct link to America’s early history and an inspiration for composers over the ages. Seraphic Fire opens its 11th Season with a celebration of refreshingly simple Americana, with music from the Shaker tradition, as well as Copland, Samuel Barber, Morten Lauridsen, and others. The earnest joy of this music is the perfect departure point for an incredible season.
Founded in 2002 by Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley, professional chamber choir Seraphic Fire has garnered critical acclaim both locally and nationally. In an exciting crossover collaboration in 2004, Seraphic Fire was invited to record with international pop-star Shakira on a track for her album Oral Fixation II, which ultimately went Platinum. Seraphic Fire has released four CD recordings to date and will release a fifth next year to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. In September of 2007, The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation awarded a grant to Seraphic Fire for the formation of a new chamber orchestra. For more information on Seraphic Fire’s Chamber Choir and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra, please call 305-285-9060 or visit www.seraphicfire.org.